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Theology and Religion BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Religion, faith and spirituality are powerful cultural forces, so an understanding of religious and spiritual perspectives in the contemporary world is vital.

As one of the most culturally and religiously diverse communities in Europe, Birmingham provides a challenging and intellectual environment for studying undergraduate Theology and Religion. You will benefit from our excellent relationships with the city’s faith communities, and our compulsory work placement module will inform your understanding of significant religious traditions within the workplace.

An understanding of religion is indispensable knowledge for anyone functioning within a contemporary, multicultural society. Our Theology and Religion staff have specialist expertise in the study of many ideas, movements and traditions that are shaping the twenty-first century, such as feminism and gender studies, cultural studies, global ethics, the philosophy of religion, and the study of the Holocaust. The Department of Theology and Religion is ranked in the Top 30 for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Furthermore, our undergraduate students gave the course an overall satisfaction rating of 100% in the National Student Survey 2018.

Excellent employability development – Boost your employability skills by completing the compulsory placement module where you have the opportunity to spend time in a school, charity or even abroad. 95% of BA Theology and Religion graduates enter work and/or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017).

Employability

Studying Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham will provide you with skills highly sought after by employers within the graduate job market:

• Understanding complex information
• Writing clearly and effectively
• Building a case to critically assess a particular point of view, strategy or course of action
• Respecting the views of others even if they disagree with you
• Generally thinking for yourself

Our graduates from the Department of Theology and Religion have excellent employment prospects with 95% of graduates entering work and/or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017).

Developing your career

There is a range of opportunities through our Careers Network and beyond. For example, our innovative Cultural Internships offer graduates the opportunity for a six-month paid internship at a leading cultural institution in the West Midlands. These internships will give you professional experience to set you apart in a competitive graduate market.

Current partners include Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham REP, Birmingham Royal Ballet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, and the Library of Birmingham. There are also internships available at the University’s own cultural assets, such as Winterbourne House, the Lapworth Museum, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 29 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    137 73%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    5th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    18th

    11

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